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Jay R. Reichman

Jay Reichman

Assistant Professor (Courtesy)
Ph.D., 2002, University of Texas at Austin


Office/Lab: US EPA Western Ecology Division

Phone: 541-754-4643    

Research Area

Ecology, molecular genetics & evolutionary biology

Description of Research

My research is primarily aimed at development of molecular methods for measuring the positive and negative biological effects (ranging from changes in gene expression to shifts in population structure) of various modern technologies. Projects have focused on transgene flow from genetically engineered plants and aerial drift of high potency herbicides/pesticides. Recently, collaborative projects are related to biofuel feedstock production and exposure to nanomaterials.

I also have a continuing research interest in molecular adaptations of endosymbiotic marine microalgae in the genus Symbiodinium.

Research Group Members

Christian P Andersen
Mark G Johnson
Michael A Bollman
Bonnie M Smith

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Publications on Google Scholar


Tumburu, L., Andersen, C. P., Rygiewicz, P. T. and Reichman, J. R. (2016), Molecular and physiological responses to titanium dioxide and cerium oxide nanoparticles in Arabidopsis. Environ Toxicol Chem. doi:10.1002/etc.3500

Tumburu L., Andersen, C.P., Rygiewicz, P.T. and Reichman, J.R. 2015. Phenotypic and genomic responses to titanium dioxide and cerium oxide nanoparticles in Arabidopsis germinants. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 34:70-83

Reichman, J.R. and Vize, P.D. 2014. Separate Introns Gained within Short and Long Soluble Peridinin-Chlorophyll a-Protein Genes during Radiation of Symbiodinium (Dinophyceae) Clade A and B Lineages. PLoS ONE 9(10): e110608. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0110608.

Watrud, L. S., J. R. Reichman, M. A. Bollman, B. M. Smith, E. H. Lee, J. D. Jastrow, M. D. Casler, H. P. Collins, S. Fransen, R. B. Mitchell, V. N. Owens, B. Bean, W. L. Rooney, D. D. Tyler, and G.A. King. 2013. Chemistry and Microbial Functional Diversity Differences in Biofuel Crop and Grassland Soils in Multiple Geographies. BioEnergy Research 6:601-619.

Reichman, J.R., Smith, B.M., Londo, J.P., Bollman, M.A., Auer, C.A. and Watrud, L. S. 2011. Diallelic Nuclear Microsatellites for Diversity and Population Analyses of the Allotetraploid Creeping Bentgrass (Agrostis stolonifera). Crop Science, 51: 747-758.

Das, M., Reichman, J.R., Haberer, G., Welzl, G., Aceituno, F.F., Mader, M.T., Watrud, L.S., Pfleeger, T.G., Gutiérrez, R.A., Schäffner, A.R., Olszyk, D.O. 2010. A composite transcriptional signature differentiates responses towards closely related herbicides in Arabidopsis thaliana and Brassica napus. Plant Molecular Biology, 72: 545-556.

Watrud, L.S., Bollman, M., Storm, M. King, G, Reichman, J.R., Burdick, C. and Lee, E.H. 2008. Evaluating the role of habitat quality on establishment of GM Agrostis stolonifera plants in non-agronomic settings. Proceedings of the 5 th Symposium on Molecular Breed of Forage and Turf. Yamada, Toshihiko; Spangenberg, German (Eds.), Springer: 341-349.

Schoen, D.J., Reichman, J.R. and Ellstrand, N.C., 2008 Transgene Escape Monitoring, Population Genetics, and the Law. BioScience, 58 (1):71-77

Reichman, J.R. and Watrud, L.S. 2007. Identification of Escaped Transgenic Creeping Bentgrass in Oregon. Information Systems for Biotechnology News Report. April 07:1-4

Reichman, J.R., Watrud, L.S., Lee, E.H., Burdick, C.A., Bollman, M.A., Storm, M.J., King, G.A. and Mallory-Smith, C. 2006. Establishment of transgenic herbicide-resistant creeping bentgrass (Agrostis stolonifera L.) in nonagronomic habitats. Molecular Ecology

Watrud, L.S., Lee, E.H., Fairbrother, A., Burdick, C., Reichman, J.R., Bollman, M., Storm, M., King G. and Van dewater, P.K. 2004. Evidence for landscape-level, pollen-mediated gene flow from genetically modified creeping bentgrass with CP4 EPSPS as a marker. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 101(40):14533-14538.

Reichman, J.R., Wilcox, T.P. and Vize, P.D., 2003. PCP gene family in Symbiodinium from Hippopus hippopus: low levels of concerted evolution, isoform diversity and spectral tuning of chromophores. Molecular Biology and Evolution 20(12):2143-2154.

Reichman, J.R. 1994. Coral Reinfection Study. Sanctuary Science: Regional Research Interest in the Flower Garden Banks.